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1. Lucy Lawless Lucy Lawless Actress, Spider-Man New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as Xena the Warrior Princess. Lucy is married to producer Robert Gerard Tapert and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless...
2. Russell Crowe Russell Crowe Actor, Gladiator Born in New Zealand, Russell has made his home in Australia since he was a small child. The son of movie set caterers, Russell got the acting bug early in life. Beginning as a child star on a local Australian TV show, Russell's first big break came with two films ... the first, Romper Stomper, gained him a name throughout the film community in Australia and the neighboring countries...
3. Manu Bennett Manu Bennett Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gracing international covers such as Muscle and Fitness and Men's Health Manu Bennett is capturing the attention of filmmakers and fans with his extraordinary presence and talent. Of Maori descent and born in Auckland, New Zealand to a singer and a fashion model, Manu's family relocated to Australia soon after his birth...
4. Karl Urban Karl Urban Actor, Star Trek Into Darkness Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school...
5. Melanie Lynskey Melanie Lynskey Actress, Up in the Air At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her explosive debut in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures, scooping a Best Actress prize at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards for her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control...
6. Rose McIver Rose McIver Actress, The Lovely Bones
7. Jemaine Clement Jemaine Clement Soundtrack, Rio Jemaine Clement was born and raised in New Zealand, the oldest of three brothers. His mother is a Maori. Clement was educated at Makoura College in Masterton, NZ. He went on to study drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst there he met Taika Waititi, and they formed comedy troupes So You're a Man and The Humourbeasts...
8. Peter Jackson Peter Jackson Producer, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
9. Marton Csokas Marton Csokas Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Marton became an actor in 1989 after graduating from the New Zealand Drama School. His first movie role was in the 1994 movie Jack Brown Genius in which he played the role of Dennis. After starring for 2 years in the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, he starred in the 1996 movie Broken English as Darko...
10. Callan Mulvey Callan Mulvey Actor, 300: Rise of an Empire
11. Bret McKenzie Bret McKenzie Soundtrack, The Muppets
12. Jay Ryan Jay Ryan Actor, Pilot Born in Auckland-New Zealand, Jay made the move across to Australia at the age of 19 to take on the role of Jack Scully in Network Ten's long running series, "Neighbours" and as Seaman Billy 'Spider' Webb in the Nine Network's "Sea Patrol". He has also appeared in "Young Hercules", "Xena: Warrior Princess" with Lucy Lawless...
13. Zoë Bell Zoë Bell Stunts, Inglourious Basterds As an established and extremely talented stunt double, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus. Bell debuts her acting career, with her already famous stunt skills, in the highly anticipated double feature Grindhouse written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez...
14. Cliff Curtis Cliff Curtis Actor, Live Free or Die Hard Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968. Of New Zealand Maori descent (Ngati Hauiti, Te Arawa). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland. After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was cast in The Piano. Subsequent roles in New Zealand include the camp melodrama Desperate Remedies...
15. Alice Englert Alice Englert Actress, Beautiful Creatures Alice Allegra Englert was born in New Zealand. Her father is film-maker Colin Englert and she has a young half-brother named Gabriel. She made her screen debut in the short films Listen (2001) by Paula Maling and The Water Diary, written and directed by Englert's mother, Academy Award-winner Jane Campion...
16. Antony Starr Antony Starr Actor, The World's Fastest Indian
17. Grant Bowler Grant Bowler Actor, Killer Elite Grant Bowler can be seen as the male lead, 'Nolan', in Syfy's Defiance, which returned for its second season, June 2014. Bowler in his recent hiatus shot four movies back-to-back including the psychological action film, "Swelter", alongside Jean Claude Van Damme & Alfred Molina, Sci-Fi thriller "400 Days" with Brandon Routh and Dane Cook...
18. Dean O'Gorman Dean O'Gorman Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
19. Martin Henderson Martin Henderson Actor, The Ring Martin Henderson first became a star in his home land, New Zealand, when he starred in the series, Shortland Street, in the early to mid 90s. He then moved to Australia to star in the shortlived soapie, Echo Point, and Sweat, which also starred a very young Heath Ledger. The pair became friends, and Martin convinced Heath to move to Sydney and make a go of his career...
20. Gina Bellman Gina Bellman Actress, Silent Trigger
21. Anna Hutchison Anna Hutchison Actress, The Cabin in the Woods
22. Alan Dale Alan Dale Actor, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Alan Dale was born on May 6, 1947 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. He is best known for his eight year role as Jim Robinson in the long running Australian soap opera Neighbours, played Caleb in the hit Fox series The O.C., featured on Lost and has a long list of recurring roles...
23. Richard Curtis Richard Curtis Writer, Love Actually
24. Rachel Hunter Rachel Hunter Self, Ford Supermodel of the World
25. Bruce Spence Bruce Spence Actor, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
26. Andrew Niccol Andrew Niccol Writer, Lord of War New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director...
27. Sala Baker Sala Baker Stunts, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
28. Kerry Fox Kerry Fox Actress, Shallow Grave
29. Temuera Morrison Temuera Morrison Actor, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
30. Emma Lahana Emma Lahana Actress, Dear Mr. Gacy Emma Kate Lahana was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 27 June 1984. She became involved in the arts at a very young age doing ballet and broadened her dancing to jazz, tap and modern styles. She also learnt to play the violin but once in high school became involved in drama as well as singing. It was here that she auditioned for a long-running New Zealand TV soap...
31. Rhys Darby Rhys Darby Actor, Yes Man
32. Danielle Cormack Danielle Cormack Actress, The Price of Milk Danielle Cormack is a leading light in contemporary New Zealand cinema, having made the transition to the big screen after a successful career in television. Appearances in soap operas in her native country led to her becoming a household name, but Cormack chose to leave behind the security of an ongoing role and...
33. Anna-Louise Plowman Anna-Louise Plowman Actress, Shanghai Knights Anna-Louise Plowman is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Lecoq School in Paris. Originally from New Zealand, she has worked in theatre, film & television in London, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, Dublin, Sydney & Paris.
34. Emmett Skilton Emmett Skilton Actor, It's a Kind of a Birthday Present Emmett is a New Zealand-born actor, best known for his portrayal of the lead character, Axl Johnson, on The Almighty Johnsons, and is based between both London and Los Angeles. His professional career began at the age of 15 with a guest role on the New Zealand series Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby, and since then, Emmett has continued to secure guest roles in Film and TV...
35. Martin Campbell Martin Campbell Director, Casino Royale Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro, the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit, the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box-office sales...
36. Keith Urban Keith Urban Soundtrack, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
37. Jared Turner Jared Turner Actor, 30 Days of Night Jared Turner was born in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand on April 12, 1978. His family moved to Sydney, Australia, in 1980. Jared grew up living in the western suburbs of Sydney. Jared graduated from Theatre Nepean, University of Western Sydney in 2000 at the age of 22. He went on to act in numerous theatre productions...
38. Lorde Lorde Soundtrack, The Other Woman
39. Jane Campion Jane Campion Writer, The Piano Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early 1980s...
40. Andrew Dominik Andrew Dominik Director, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
41. Stephen Kay Stephen Kay Actor, Get Carter
42. Kieren Hutchison Kieren Hutchison Actor, Flower Girl
43. Lawrence Makoare Lawrence Makoare Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
44. Michelle Ang Michelle Ang Actress, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Michelle is already well known around the world from her work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours", "Outrageous Fortune" and the hit teen show "The Tribe". She won "Best Actress in A Feature Film" at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards 2011 for "My Wedding and Other Secrets", and was nominated for a Logie for her role in "Neighbours"...
45. Clive Revill Clive Revill Actor, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back A grand, well-respected actor of stage, film and television, most people think New Zealander Clive Revill is British. Although most people think of the curly, red-haired gent as a comic eccentric best known for his sterling work on the musical stage, he has been highly regarded for his formidable dramatic work in Shakespearean roles...
46. Kevin Smith Kevin Smith Actor, Desperate Remedies He was born in Auckland, New Zealand and spent his early childhood there. His family moved to the small rural town of Timaru in New Zealand's South Island when he was 11. During high school, he began playing in rock-and-roll bands, but never aspired to a career as an actor. He had a passion for rugby and his dream was to play for the All Blacks...
47. Chris Rankin Chris Rankin Actor, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Christopher William Rankin lived with his parents in his native New Zealand until age 6 when they moved back to England. He found his love for acting at the age of 11, at Northgate High School in Norfolk, as a member of the Youth Theatre Company of Dereham Operatic Society. While in school, Chris appeared in numerous productions...
48. Taika Waititi Taika Waititi Actor, Eagle vs Shark Taika is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui descent and hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast. He has been involved in the film industry for several years, initially as an actor, and now focusing on writing and directing. Two Cars, One Night is Taika's first professional film-making effort and since...
49. Pamela Stephenson Pamela Stephenson Actress, Superman III
50. Lani John Tupu Lani John Tupu Actor, Premiere
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